The AEC commenced operations 14 years ago (1997) by Joyce Noronha, an Australian who had worked with international students in Australia over the previous 25 years. Besides working at an Australian university as well as with AusAid (international scholarship) students, Joyce had herself traveled extensively and worked, studied and lived on four continents - Asia, Europe, America and Australia! These experiences meant that Joyce was well tuned to the needs of students. When she revisited the USA in the early 90's she noticed that there were agencies operating study abroad programs but all had fairly expensive packaged programs (which included tours and plenty of administrative charges) and none that offered direct enrollment! Joyce therefore, set out to offer students direct enrollment so she worked closely with Australian universities to develop a service which would ensure that students in North America could access someone locally in North America to assist them with all support services including assistance with housing, visa, pre-departure and even arrival arrangements in Australia!
To understand direct enrolment and what the AEC offers students click here.
To know about choosing programs click here.
Joyce returned to Australia however, the work she commenced in 1997 continues today with a team of dedicated persons committed to working with international students wanting to study in Australia.